The Prince Edward Island Licensed Practical Nurses Registration Board (PEILPNRB) is the professional regulatory body that governs the practice of licensed practical nurses in Prince Edward Island. The purpose of the Board is to regulate the practice of practical nurses so as to ensure a high standard of practice and safeguard the welfare of the public with regard to services by licensed practical nurses.

What is a LPN?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are regulated health care professionals who provide nursing care to a diverse clientele in variety of settings. They practice as members of inter-professional teams and autonomously. They are fully responsible for the care they provide.

Licensed Practical Nurses are;

  • trained in the theory and practice of nursing
  • registered, following confirmation that they meet the PEILPNRB requirements for professional practice
  • bound by standards of practice and Code of Ethics, and
  • accountable for maintaining and building their professional nursing competence throughout their career.

Any individual who wishes to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Prince Edward Island must be licensed with the PEILPNRB.

If you have questions about the nursing competencies and role of Prince Edward Island LPNs please contact the PEILPNRB at 902-566-1512 or drix-moore@peilpnrb.ca

Legislation

The Licensed Practical Nurses Act (LPN Act) and Regulations (Regulations) provide the legal framework for the profession of practical nursing in Prince Edward Island. They grant PEILPNRB its authority to regulate practical nurses in the interest of the public.

In accordance with the LPN Act, PEILPNRB is authorized to maintain a register of practical nurses, establish entry-to-practice requirements, establish standards of education, develop standards and codes to guide the profession, ensure continuing competence, and oversee the conduct of practical nurses.

The LPN Act also grants the Registration Board authority to make by laws to govern the affairs of PEILPNRB.

The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) is umbrella legislation that will eventually govern all regulated health professions in Prince Edward Island. It does not yet apply to practical nursing, but soon will. PEILPNRB has begun the processes necessary to transition to the RHPA. In the interim, the LPN Act will continue to govern the profession.